I’ve recently received the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to experience for couple of weeks so here I will post my brief review.
Of course the first thing to notice was the shift since the – last year – Galaxy Tab 7.0 I’ve reviewed and owned, in terms of physical size, thickness and mobility, beside the operating system and usability shift.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Pros
1GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 & GeForce GPU, running on 1 GB RAM forces a great response time and efficient performance while running multiple applications. Flash support is brilliant and enables developers to develop advanced graphics and game apps. Stunning display and sharp picture quality. Elegant tablet that feels strong, while weighing less than the iPad 2. Satisfactory battery lifetime, 1 day for regular usage.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Cons
Poor cameras; primary camera is only 3MP, the another front camera for video calling is only 2MP. While the absence of a microSD card can be forgiven, considering that the tablet comes with 16 or 32 GB of internal storage space, there is no excuse for the lack of USB and HDMI ports! And most importantly price is a bit expensive, 16GB is around JOD 650 in Amman, Jordan.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 VS iPad2
|Galaxy Tab 10.1||iPad 2|
(WiFi only version)
(WiFi only version)
|OS||Android Honeycomb 3.1||iOS 4.3.3|
|Processor||1GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 with ARM Cortex 9 CPUs & GeForce GPU||1GHz dual-core Apple A5|
|Memory||1GB RAM; 16GB flash storage||500MB RAM; 16GB flash storage|
|Display||10.1-in. (diag); 1280×800; 149 ppi||9.7-in. (diag); 1024×768; 132 ppi|
|Cameras||front 2MP; rear 3MP with 720p recording||front 0.3MP (640×480); rear 1MP (720p); 30fps recording on both|
|Video formats supported||H.264, H.263, XviD, WMV7/8, VP8, MP43, VC-1 format: 3GP (MP4), WMV (asf), AVI||H.264 with AAC-LC audio in .m4v, .mp4, .mov formats; MPEG-4 video in m4v, .mp4, .mov formats; M-JPEG with audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi format|
|Audio formats supported||MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, AMR, MID, IMY, WMA, Vorbis, RTTTL/RTX, OTA||HE-AAC (V1/V2), AAC, Protected AAC , MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV|
|Wireless||Wifi (802.11a/b/g/n; Bluetooth 2.1||Wifi (802.11a/b/g/n; Bluetooth 2.1|
|Location||GPS||Digital compass (no GPS on wifi-only models)|
|Expansion||Proprietary dock port (charging, usb, hdmi); 3.5mm audio in/out||Proprietary dock port (USB, sound, video, power); 3.5mm audio in/out|
|Battery||7000mAH 3.7V Li-polymer||6930mAH 3.8V Li-polymer|
|Dimensions||10.1 x 6.9 x 0.34 in||9.5 x 7.31 x 0.34 in|
|Weight||19.9 oz||21.3 oz|
|Default installed apps||Browser, Email, Gmail, Gallery, Maps, Books, Google Search, Google Talk, Voice Search, Latitude, Music Hub, Navigation, Places, Pulse, QuickOffice, YouTube, Music Player, Android Market, Samsung Apps||Mail, Safari Browser, iBooks, Videos, Photos, Find my iPad, iPod, iTunes, App Store, Maps, YouTube, Game Center, Notes, Calendar, Contacts, FaceTime, Photo Booth|